Indelible Grace Hymnbook

John Berridge

Born: March 1, 1716, Kings­ton, Not­ting­ham­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 22, 1793, Ev­er­ton, Eng­land.

Buried: Ev­er­ton, Eng­land.

Pseudonym: Old Ev­er­ton.

Berridge was ed­u­cat­ed at Clare Hall, Cam­bridge. In 1749 he was or­dained as Cur­ate to the par­ish of Sta­ple­ford, near Cam­bridge. In 1755 he was trans­ferred to the vi­car­age of Ev­er­ton, where he spent the rest of his life. His works in­clude:

A Col­lec­tion of Di­vine Songs, 1760
Sion’s Songs; or Hymns Com­posed for the Use of Them That Love and Fol­low the Lord Je­sus Christ in Sin­cer­i­ty
Sion’s Songs con­tained 342 hymns, some of which had pre­vi­ous­ly ap­peared in the Gos­pel Ma­ga­zine un­der the sig­na­ture of Old Ev­er­ton, and others were adapt­ed from Charles Wes­ley.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal